Claire Hartfield is the author of two children’s books. Her highly acclaimed picture book, Me and Uncle Romie (Dial Books for Young Children 2002), is based on the life and art of world-renowned collage artist, Romare Bearden.
Her second book, A Few Red Drops (Clarion Books), is slated for release January 2, 2018 and is currently available for preorder. This YA nonfiction tells the story of the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 and how the building tensions and conflicting interests exploded in bloodshed that sent shock waves across the nation.
In addition to her writing, Claire is a senior consultant in elementary education.